Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Actually, I should be specific and say her first Halloween costume. (Let's just say Ian has gotten creative with our little C, and I haven't yet mustered the courage to post those photos online.)
Thanks to my cousin Christy, C got to wear this adorable dragonfly outfit that her cousins had worn before her.
I have to say, it's pretty fun to dress up your baby. When I learned I was pregnant, and particularly when I learned I was having a girl, I got so thrilled at the thought of dressing my little one in anything I wanted -- without protest.
I know those days are numbered, so I have to relish photos like this, where she looks totally resigned (a slave to her mother's dress-up dictates), but still the most adorable thing I've ever seen.
Looking at it for too long, I start to notice a wry expression, a little gleam in her baby eye telling me she knows that I know those days are numbered, too.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So when I saw that my friend Rachel had written a MetroMix article on that very subject, I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce C to the various donuts around L.A.
Our first stop: Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts at the Farmers Market. Bob's is very old-school, as is most of the Farmers Market shops. It really feels as if you're stepping into a time warp back to the '60s, or earlier.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Honestly, the picture couldn't do it justice. It was a valiant effort and went beyond the call of duty, but when it comes to Hulking Out, photographs are a mere cartoon sidekick to the superhero that is video.
Yes, we have an official Hulking Out moment caught on tape (well, digital). The first of its kind. I have to say, I never thought the day would come when C would hulk out on call. But that's my girl, making Mommy proud with fist-balling and mild shaking!
This was taken in Las Vegas at the sushi restaurant Todai. (I never found out if it was pronounced: a) I'd like some sushi "Todai," not tomorrow; or b) This sushi is "Todai" for.) C was more than happy to perform for the camera -- something that both pleases and terrifies me.
On the one hand, this is great to have on camera. On the other hand, with my new fear that raising her in Hollywood will somehow make her want to become an actress, I think to myself, "Good God, please let her only want to hulk out in private."
After a while I come to my senses: Maybe she can parlay this obvious gift into something that can pay for college. Priorities, Laura, priorities.